A GROUP of hospital employees have been congratulated after clocking up more than 1,200 year service between them.

The hospital's NHS Foundation Trust gave certificates to 80 employees who were marking either 20, 25, 30 or 35 years service.

Employees included matrons, pharmacy staff, nurses, midwives laboratory workers, healthcare assistants and administration staff.

Chairman, Stephen Wragg said: "The hospital’s staff is its greatest asset and I am pleased that so many valued members continue to show such dedications and loyalty to the hospital and its patients.”